The Danish String Quartet, presented by The Broad Stage, will now perform on Saturday, October 16 at 3 p.m. The Danish String Quartet is the recipient of Musical America’s Ensemble of the Year 2020, the Borletti-Buitoni Trust, and coveted nominations which include the CMS Two program of the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center and the BBC Radio program 3 New Generation Artists. This performance marks the return of live and in-person performances to The Broad Stage; The postponement of October 8 is due to delays in the visa process.
Tickets are available at thebroadstage.org. Tickets issued for October 8 will be honored on October 16. For more information, please contact the box office at 310-434-3200 or email [email protected]
The Danish String Quartet program includes Mozart’s String Quartet No.16 in E flat major, an organized dance suite, including pieces by Marc-Antoine Charpentier, John Adams and Felix Blumenfeld, and a DSQ specialty – a selection of Nordic folk Music – about which the New York Times said: “The rarest and most interesting is the deep absorption, when players go into a kind of trance, a state of euphoric joy. . for listeners, the world dissolves and we are carried away by the sound. When they are at their best, their tone pulsates with joy. “
Nordic folk music is at the center of Quartet’s Wood Works, an album of traditional Scandinavian folk music, released by Dacapo in 2014. As a follow-up, the Danish String Quartet released Last Leaf for ECM, another collection of traditional Scandinavian folk music . This recording was one of the best classic albums of 2017, as picked by NPR, Spotify, and The New York Times, among others.
Rob Bailis, Artistic Director and Executive of The Broad Stage, said: “The story of this string quartet may be unlike any other, having been friends since childhood and having come to a deep identity in as an ensemble during their teenage years. – their creative and musical relationship is also forged in long-standing friendship and the pursuit of an artistic vision produced. “
“They bring a vigorous integrity to every program they seek – whether it’s illuminating Beethoven’s ending with related works by Bach and Schnittke, or an exploration of Nordic folk music – their natural virtuosity. , their almost telepathic communication skills and their nuanced insight into the music they perform off the stage as easily and personally as if you had invited this group of musical powers to a dinner at your house and the conversation shone for hours. . “
Tom Huizenga on National Public Radio said: “You don’t have to be a Scandinavian musicologist to fall in love with Last Leaf, the Danish String Quartet’s new album of Nordic folk songs and dances… Danish musicians have passed all expectations. In the quartet’s elegant and idiomatic arrangement, you can hear the footsteps dragging across a sawn up dance floor and the hum of an old squeezebox. “
Tickets priced at $ 50 to $ 80 are available at www.thebroadstage.org and Subscriber Services at 310.434.3200. The Broad Stage, Santa Monica College Performing Arts Center is located at 1310 Eleventh Street, Santa Monica CA 90401.